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by derekoss
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Non Scim Battery question
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Non Scim Battery question

Jump lead (or indeed any thick cable hookup as long as you ain't starting) works just fine.
The biggest problem is keeping croc clips on the right places as you move stuff around !!

Derek
by derekoss
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Beware the car thieves
Replies: 43
Views: 1944

Beware the car thieves

Hi,
I don't mind being responsible and looking after my own stuff. Stuff I worked hard for so not interested in excuses about it being attractive to lazy gits.
Society clearly can't.
But I'd like unfettered rights to do so.

Derek
by derekoss
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: Too old to drive?.......
Replies: 25
Views: 1512

Too old to drive?.......

My father gave up at 92 ! After forgetting the handbrake in a car park. Only slight damage but the dreaded police call to me "everything is okay but" They were kind enough to drive him and the car back home. Two weeks later he took out the cash machine at a petrol station. They thought it a ram raid...
by derekoss
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine, preserving for long term storage?
Replies: 15
Views: 735

Engine, preserving for long term storage?

HD32 hydraulic oil or SAE30 is what you want.

Derek
by derekoss
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine, preserving for long term storage?
Replies: 15
Views: 735

Engine, preserving for long term storage?

Do you think oil pump does not work on turning over then? At starter motor speeds it will. Not by hand. Main and big end bearings work by having a dynamic flow wedge of oil which you can't achieve without speed. Personally I never turn a dry engine one degree without pre oiling for several minutes u...
by derekoss
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine, preserving for long term storage?
Replies: 15
Views: 735

Engine, preserving for long term storage?

Why would you turn over a completely dry engine with no chance of replacing any oil squeezed out from bearings to be replenished before you do it again !! All you need is a dry an atmosphere in there as possible. By all means a good slug of straight oil down the bores and anywhere you can. Some smal...
by derekoss
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Eureka Wire and Ignition
Replies: 42
Views: 2231

Eureka Wire and Ignition

"Just a little problem near Glencoe" It was the Campbells !!
by derekoss
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Brake discs identification
Replies: 19
Views: 827

Brake discs identification

Check your wheel bearings have the correct clearance then as said before give them a good clean with an angle grinder fitted with a sensible heavy duty wire brush. Not one you'd clean your glasses with !! You don't know they're warped unless you measure run out with a dial indicator and thickness va...
by derekoss
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tappet adjustment query
Replies: 30
Views: 1352

Tappet adjustment query

As Rev says set them standard and go from there. Have you even checked them to see what gap is there ?
Take for a ten mile run then listen ! You won't do any harm.
Derek
by derekoss
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Eureka Wire and Ignition
Replies: 42
Views: 2231

Eureka Wire and Ignition

I'll cover the Glasgow to Skye bit if you get stuck !!

Derek. I'll pm you my number
by derekoss
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Beware sending a BACS payment to QRG
Replies: 27
Views: 1680

Beware sending a BACS payment to QRG

Scams have been taking place since year dot ! Having the name of the business is not going to make much difference. I'm sure the criminals already have the hack worked out. Anyway if the emails are getting hacked then it's hardly the banks fault for carrying out the transaction as asked. Credit card...
by derekoss
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: LED headlights?
Replies: 28
Views: 2661

Legality of led lighting

Sadly they'll be allowed to breed and produce even more idiots !!
Just buy them on the net and then when they close through lack of business you can remind them why.

Derek
by derekoss
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6A: Front suspension arm suddenly snapped
Replies: 10
Views: 854

SE6A: Front suspension arm suddenly snapped

Pretty sure front left is the same as rear right etc. I have 8 off 2 cars atm and that's how they look to me. Check GW parts list to be sure.
Where did it break ?
Derek
by derekoss
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Certificate of Conformity Resolved
Replies: 26
Views: 1583

Certificate of Conformity

That's pretty much what my brother pays for it when importing cars in France from anywhere in the EU. Never been any less.

Derek
by derekoss
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Smiths Blower motor
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Smiths Blower motor

Hi, the mesh on the originals block 30% + of the flow ! I replaced them with ss cone shaped things from the kitchen department ! Greater surface area. Other problem they have is the impeller being too far from the case on the input side allowing a certain amount of air to "recycle". Cleaned and lube...

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